Jets and Atlantic Health System to Fight Pediatric Cancer as Part of the NFL's 'Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer' Campaign

The New York Jets and Atlantic Health System are partnering in the fight against pediatric cancer as part of the NFL and American Cancer Society's “Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer” campaign. Prior to kickoff at 4:25 p.m. on October 13, five children who are undergoing or have completed treatment at Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children's Hospital, will serve as honorary captains for the coin toss. Earlier this month, players visited the hospital to hand-deliver personalized game-day jerseys to two of the honorary captains, as well as met with additional kids where they signed autographs and played board games.

In addition, the Jets and Atlantic Health System will give one patient who cannot attend the game due to treatment the experience of being on the sideline for pre-game warm-ups with the VGo Robot. Designed for children with extended illnesses, immune deficiencies and other physical challenges that prevent physical attendance, the VGo robot provides an essential element for a child – the ability to participate in classroom and social experiences. For more information on how to help the Jets and Atlantic Health System fight pediatric cancer please go to AtlanticHealth.org/Jets.

Goryeb Children’s Hospital will be the beneficiary of the Jets 50/50 Raffle presented by Florida Tech. On gameday, fans can purchase 50/50 raffle tickets three hours prior to kickoff through the end of the third quarter. One lucky fan will split the jackpot with Goryeb Children’s Hospital. For rules and more information go to nyjets.com/5050raffle.

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